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"This is not a nanny state measure," Tracey Crouch MP, told Good Morning Britain, saying that her parliamentary group's proposed health warnings on alcohol labels would not be as stark as those on tobacco packaging.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse have made 10 recommendations to the Government on how to tackle problem drinking.
MPs "run for cover when they are confronted by the drinks industry", said a chair of the parliamentary group who have recommended health warnings are added to alcohol labels.
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe, vice-chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse, said the group's proposals would allow MPs to show if they "really have the guts to take a different line for the country's wellbeing in the future."
Health warnings similar to those on tobacco products should be added to alcohol labels, according to a group of parliamentarians.
The recommendation is one of ten by the All Parliamentary Party Group on Alcohol Misuse, aimed at reducing problem drinking.
The drink-driving limit should be lowered, and details of the nutritional, calorific and alcohol content of products should also be added to packaging, they say.
Currently, the group said, information on alcohol products "extends no further than the volume, strength and the unit cost."
According to the group, liver disease in those under 30 has more than doubled over the past 20 years, and 1.2 million people a year are admitted to hospital due to alcohol.